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michigan senate democratic leader gretchen whitmer coming to us from lansing. senator whitmer, thank you so much for joining us inside "the war room." >> i'm glad to be here with you governor. >> jennifer: all right. so you're in the thick of it. and in fact, i think you staged a sit-in with reverend jesse jackson and mayor virg bernero today. can you describe the scene at the capitol today? >> sure, governor. well, you know, before i even got my girls off to school, there were over 8,000 people at the capitol. by the end of the day estimates were upwards of 13,000. these are people who came here because they saw the governor trampling over our rights of speech, of our rights to participate in the debate. of our rights to have scrutiny of the bills. this governor last week actually locked people out of the capitol so they couldn't even come in and see what was happening. and so people are angry. i'm angry! i never thought i would see this happen in michigan. and in the most disgusting way! this is anti-worker. ant
of the hour we'll talk with two michigan state democrats, democrat gretchen whitmer and republican tanya schudemaker. >>> in egypt a new eruption of violence, gunmen opened fire on anti-government protesters, camped out in tahrir square. also amassing supporters of president mohamed morsi and a controversial vote this weekend on a new constitution. today as you might imagine, tensions are very high as the political crisis threatens to ignite new conflicts. reza, what is happening now? >> reporter: ted, i don't think too many people want a repeat performance what have we saw last week, at the presidential palace where the two sides of the conflict met here and came to blows, nearly 700 people injured in clashes, several people killed. today the stage is set for another potentially violent and explosive day, because both these sides again have called for mass demonstrations within the next hour, opposition factions, critics of the president, have set out on marches that are going to culminate here at the presidential palace. in about 15, 20 minutes away from this location, that's where the
. gretchen whitmer joins us. good evening, senator. >> thank you, greta. >> greta: tell me if i'm wrong. this legislation, what it does, it enables workers to opt in or out of unions. it's not mandatory employment or not mandatory union membership if you're employed, is that correct? >> that's what the governor's talking about, but let's look at some of the questions you asked him just last night on your show. if this was such an important piece of policy and they stood by the policy, why on earth after two years of saying he wasn't going to do this would they push this at the 11th hour in a lame duck session? illegally locking people out of the capitol from having a voice in this process, and even trying to shut down legislators from making the case on the other side. if they really stood by this policy, shouldn't it be open and have a fair we did bait like our founderfound -- debate like our founders of the constitution envisioned. >> greta: i agree. they waited until the lame duck, i agree. no dispute about that. what i'm curious, though, is the substance of the law. the law, as i un
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